Monday, July 29, 2019

Egypt Detains 5 Leftist Activists, Journalists for Planning Progressive Coalition in Election

from TeleSur

In the latest crackdown on dissent by the administration of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, five leftist and liberal activists were detained Tuesday.

According to the families, the police raided their homes in the early hours and took them to unknown locations. Among the detained were lawyer Ziad Eleimy, journalists Hisham Foad and Hossam Mones, economist Omar Shenety, and left-wing activist Osama Aqbwy.  

Eleimy were arrested by plainclothed officers from his friend’s home. A former member of parliament, Eleimy was one of the prominent youth leaders of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Ford is a member of the Revolutionary Socialists movement. Shenety was detained Monday.

Journalist Ahmed Ragab and human rights defender Baheyy Din Hassan said the detained activists had recently met to discuss plans to run for next year’s parliamentary elections as a joint opposition coalition between leftist and liberal parties...
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